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Like Father Like Daughters

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on January 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

Photographs are all around us. They cover the pages of popular magazines, are included in newscasts, are highlighted on media feeds, and are scattered around our homes. The Minnetrista Heritage Collection contains thousands of photos that document life in East Central Indiana. Some are casual... Read More >

New Year, New Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

It may only be the second week of January, but at Minnetrista, our creative team is already busy crafting and planning new programs for friends and families to enjoy this year. Being able to provide unique programming that engages every member of your family or... Read More >

Hang a Little Piece of Ball Corporation on Your Christmas Tree

Posted by: Karen Vincent on December 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Fruit jars, aerospace equipment, pop cans—those are the products that naturally come to mind when Ball Corporation is mentioned. Christmas ornaments, not so much. In the mid-1970s, Ball Corporation did get into the Christmas ornament business, one of several new products made when the company... Read More >

Cheesecake for Christmas

Posted by: Karen Vincent on December 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

Thoughts of home, family, and sweethearts were never far from the minds of the men and women who served during World War II. Mail call was a much anticipated time of the day, and letters were read, re-read, and read once again. Soon after the... Read More >

Tips for Hanging Decorations in Trees this Holiday Season

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas lights are starting to shine, adding colorful scenes to yards, waiting to be admired by passersby’s. At Minnetrista, the grounds crew has already put lights on the trees of the Center Building parking lot and down the Minnetrista... Read More >

Winter Activities at Minnetrista

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on December 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

You may have noticed the temperature dropping outside, and have started to go into hibernation mode, but maybe you wrote winter off a little too soon. Maybe there’s a place near you, in Muncie, that has 40-acres filled with fun activities every season. At Minnetrista,... Read More >

From Moustaches to Mutton Chops

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on November 23, 2016 at 10:00 am

The Ball brothers had a lot of distinguishing qualities. They were shrewd businessmen. They possessed inventive minds. Each had a sense of philanthropy that was felt around Muncie; the community they called home. They also had great facial hair. In this conglomerate photo, George, Frank,... Read More >

Teddy Roosevelt’s Whistle-Stop in Muncie

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on November 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

In 1900 one of the most popular men in United States’ politics hit the presidential campaign trail. And no, it wasn’t the President. Up for re-election was Republican William McKinley. Enjoying popularity across the country, McKinley’s previous vice-president had passed away in office. When it... Read More >

Natural Needle Drop Is Nothing to Worry About

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on November 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

When we think of trees in our area, there are two basic categories they fall into: deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous trees give us those great fall colors we are now seeing in the leaves, and of course, eventually, those leaves will fall to the ground.... Read More >

EXPLORE. PLAY. LEARN at Minnetrista

Posted by: Robert Scott on November 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

Create a chalk masterpiece in the Backyard Garden. Play dress up in Betty’s Doll House. Discover a new favorite board game in Betty’s Cabin. Find a quiet garden spot to read a book from the Little Free Library. Minnetrista has been filling our grounds and... Read More >